[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC][ALT PATCHES] Code of Conduct Enforcement

Thomas Volkert silvo at gmx.net
Wed May 16 18:42:35 EEST 2018

On 16.05.2018 17:14, Hendrik Leppkes wrote:
> On Wed, May 16, 2018 at 4:25 PM, James Almer <jamrial at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 5/16/2018 11:07 AM, Derek Buitenhuis wrote:
>>> On Mon, May 14, 2018 at 5:50 PM, Derek Buitenhuis
>>> <derek.buitenhuis at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> This is a little rambling / stream of thought, but take it as you will,
>>>> and perhaps some discussion or change comes of it. Or, more likely, personal
>>>> attacks, flames, and no change. Or 1 few will reply and then the thread will
>>>> die and people will go on like it never happened. Sorry to be pessimistic,
>>>> but history speaks for itself.
>>> 48 hours later and:
>>>     - Some votes for repealing the CoC.
>>>     - One vote for keeping
>> I think the issue is not the lack of clear enforcement rules, but a lack
>> of a proactive enforcer, be it a person or a body. The CoC has done
>> nothing but give people something to say when they want to be passive
>> aggressive in a discussion.
>> Changing it to a more strict one like Videolan's will not affect that.
>> This lack of interest you mentioned is exactly the issue. If it all
>> depends on the coordinated action and involvement of a dozen or so
>> developers, then nothing will happen. As i said, the one time action was
>> called for a developer's behavior, no voter showed up.
>> I'm up for keeping it or making it stricter. But it needs to be
>> enforced. So how do we get a dozen or so people to stop looking away
>> every time someone is a dick in a thread?
> Maybe the solution should be something that does not require all those
> people to convene everytime there is some petty trolling going on
> again.

> There is a big difference between "not caring" and not wanting to get
> involved with this on a daily basis, 

> even if you guys seem to throw
> all of those into the same pile.

Best regards,

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